The Arfon Working Gundog Club report on Field Trials held 20th & 27th October 2015‏

Arfon2015 The Arfon Working Gundog Club have held their first two Field Trials of the season at the Glasfryn Shoot, nr Pwllheli, Gwynedd by kind permission of Mr Gwilym Jones.

An Open Stake for 16 English Springer Spaniels was held on the 20th October 2015 . The judges were Mr Adrian Slater and Mr Norman Blakeney.

The weather was dry and overcast with a steady supply of game and after the end of the second round the judges compared notes and three dogs were called for a run off  Rytex Riggle, Marchwood Rova & FTCH Chinachgook Roberto and following the run off Rytex Riggle was declared the winner.




1st – Ian Openshaw with Rytex Riggle ESSB
2nd – David Horseman with Marchwood Rova ESSB
3rd – Simon Dixon with FTCH Chinachgook Roberto ESSD
4th – Ken Hilley with Rhestmooar Peppa ESSB
COMs to – Richard Jones with Edwardiana Basantee of Gwrychbedw ESSD, Bill Allen with Edwardiana Mercedes ESSD, John Edwards with Rosebay Hailey, Alan Rubery-Jones handling Simon Ellison & Rob Bowe’s Wingate Royal Mistress ESSB
Guns’ Choice was David Williams with Edwardiana Howdee
On the 27th October an A.V.Novice Retriever Stake for 14 dogs was held with Mr Barry Cooper, Mrs Glenys Caldwell, Mr Gary McCarthy and Mr Peter Thompson judging.


The trial was a driven day but the weather in contrast to the spaniel stake was cloudy initially but we soon had a steady drizzle with some heavier showers.
Eight dogs were called to the third round and after loosing three the awards were as follows:


1st – not awarded
2nd –  John Halstead with Drakeshead Alfie Lab D
3rd –  David Latham with Ragweeds Aston Lab D
4th –  Jim Swindelhurst with Kelmagra Bill Lab D
COMs to – Frank Morrey with Swaine Abruzzi of Tideland lab D and John Drury with Norbeck Harvey Lab D


I would wish to thank Mr Gwilym Jones our host and his helpers, together with the club’s helpers, the judges, the guns and the competitors for making both days a success. Finally I would like to thank our sponsors CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds and Mr Gary McCarthy of Gundog Gear.

We won Gold in the Europeans! Bethan Fitzgerald

Posting by Bethan Fitzgerald


The European Cani-Cross Championships in Scotland finally arrived and the dogs were looking lean, shiny-coated and full of muscle.


Danny entered the bike-jor and Bethan the scooter but which dog would they choose?


The trail was hilly and thanks to a few days of rain, had some good muddy areas, this was a test of strength and fitness for both dog and athlete!


Looking around in the start shoot, I couldn’t help but look at how athletic the other dogs were and how long legged the human athletes were! But not to worry, our dogs were looking just as good, they have been eating CP30, go-on herbs and storm canis.  The trail was hard with steep hills but our superstar, Charlie pulled like a train, he is known as the mud monster so I had to just let go of the breaks and go for it!!!!


The whole weekend was “awesome” as we all put it! The British pulled together to put on a fabulous event and a huge big thanks to CSJ too for the sponsorship.


Charlie and I managed to storm way ahead of the competition and brought home Gold!!!! Danny chose our ‘big’ Harry as his bike dog and managed a fantastic 7th place, the bike men’s class is the most popular and competitive of all.”


Both of us are buzzing and ready for the next challenge of the World Championships in Canada, two days off and the dogs are already back in training, go on herbs aren’t called go on for no reason!

Fish ‘n’ Hips’ now on CSJ’s menu

latest presIMG_1596s release:

Continuing their tradition for producing health-giving treats CSJ tasked their nutritionists to formulate a natural treat aimed at combatting stiffness, pain and inflammation …. and also suitable for elderly and overweight dogs.

A big ask, but a yummy result …. ‘Fish’n’Hips’  

With its blend of 70% low fat white fish owners can now pamper their pets with the deliciously chewy treats which also combine Devils Claw, Turmeric and Oleograph to help maintain healthy joints.

Fish’n’Hips are now available in handy 100g re-sealable packs at £3.95 with a feeding guideline of one per 10kg of body weight per day.

Checkout Fish‘n’Hips on CSJ’s menu of Natural Herbs and Supplements at or call 01745 710470 for more information.

Available on our website now:

“Gaëtan & Couak Champions de France 2015 en 3ème degré cat C

Blog posting from JarDirect
Screen Shot 2015-10-14 at 12.57.37We’re proud to announce that Gaetan, a member of a large agility club who uses  CP24, CP18 and CP27 for his BORDER COLLIES, became French National Champion in his category with his BORDER COLLIE this year.
Gaetan was the first person to buy CP24 from us and was one our first clients for CSJ in 2013’
Note from us
Cliff Tett’s wife, Liliane is now invited to train at a large agility club where the members now purchase CSJ. It is extremely difficult for any dog food company to break through into the agility market in France, but Cliff offered the herbs and treats initially to people and gradually, he has been invited to bring CSJ dog food to  shows too.  It has taken a couple of years or so but he is making huge in-roads now.
Jardirect now attend the agility shows and often find an area is cordoned off and reserved for just CSJ!  A huge achievement.

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